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Shrimp & Scallop Stroganoff

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2005
I found the water content of this recipe too high, unless you pat dry the mushrooms and the shellfish, the water in them will throw the thickness for a loop. I would add another tbsp of flour or be sure to cook the clam mixture for longer to thicken it quite well. The sherry at the end also thins it out quite a bit. The first bite was very disappointing, but it grew on me as I ate it. I probably would not make it again.
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Beets

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2005
They tasted really good, and I hate beets. My husband almost threw up though, but he detests beets... I made him try it to set a good example for our 3 year old. Our 1 year old LOVES them!!! The longer you simmer them, the better they taste. I made them an hour ahead of time, and just warmed them up, and they were better than when I first cooked them. Nice recipe!
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Buttermilk Pie III

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2005
I followed the recipe to the letter, but wound up with 1/3 a cup of the liquid left over after I filled the pie to overflowing (deep dish shell too!) It was good, very sweet, but funny looking as the nutmeg kind of darkened as it baked, cracked and split so islands of it floated away on the butter. I had to get the turkey baster out to suck up all the butter oozing out the top from the middle. We ate it hot, and it reminded me of eating pure honey from a spoon with the sweet taste lingering in the back of my throat. I might make it again because it was very easy to make, but I don't think i'd make it for company because the looks, and texture leave a lot to be desired.
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Libby's® Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2005
This is a fantastic, delicious, and moist pumpkin loaf. Melts in your mouth! I used crasins (soaked them in boiling water for 15 min before draining them and adding them to the mixture) and I used 1/2 brown sugar, 1/2 white. I also put the whole shebang into a bundt, or tube pan. It cooked wonderfully for 66 minutes, and if I were serving this for company, the presentation is lovely. I would definately advise putting tinfoil over it for the last 15-20 minutes of baking, just to avoid the darker look. If I were to make this again, I would cut the sugar back by about 1/2 a cup or so. It doesn't need to be as sweet. My house smells like Autumn!
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Vegan Brownies

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
Fab! If you have a convection oven, turn it on. The brownies tend to sag in the middle, but this almost totally prevents that from happening. I've made these about 5 times now for my mom. I also threw in some coconut for binding and it worked wonders.
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Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
It was good. A little sweet.
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Chocolate Meringue Stars

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
These are really great. Doubly so because I have a great celiac customer for them whenever I want ;)
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Naan Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
Was not like naan bread at all, but it was ok as a bread.
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Sourdough Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
My dough did not rise much at all. I baked it anyway, and it did come out edible, but the bread was way too dense. No idea why this dough is such a poor riser. I was thinking it may be the high oil content.
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Sourdough Tomato Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2007
Fabulous bread! I used whole wheat flour and salsa instead of tomato juice. It was absolutely wonderful and the salsa added a lot of neat texture and color bits. The bread was nice and crusty and very moist on the inside. Not a true "sourdough" bread because of the yeast, but a great bread none the less.
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Spicy Asian Cellophane Noodle Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2007
I have no idea what the other reviewer did wrong. This was a fabulous salad. The only change I made was to swap out the zucchini with cucumber and the tofu with real shrimp. I'm just not partial to tofu and zucchini. I also used green onion, instead of standard onions and scrambled the eggs. This lovely dish fed the whole family, even the kids were coming back for more!
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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
Made these twice, they're fab. If you want a flatter cookie, add less flour, if you want them to hold their shape, add more.
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Baked Cream of Coconut

Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2008
This was a very interesting recipe. It seems to be a combination coconut cream pie/custard/flan. Because I prefer a creamy custard I substituted evaporated milk with 1/2 whipping cream, 1/2 vanilla soy milk. I used coconut milk instead of cream of coconut and bagged coconut flakes because they don't sell canned coconut flakes in syrup here. I put the glass pan on a towl in a deep cookie sheet which I placed in the oven and filled with water for even heating. After an hour, the custard was pale and beautifully cooked, so I sprinkled some white sugar (1/4 cup) on the top and broiled it on high until the top was golden and crunchy. Then I cooled it and refrigerated it for 2 hours. Lovely creamy custard with a sweet crunchy top.
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Vegan Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: May 31, 2008
I bake this in a pretty bundt/tube pan so it bakes more evenly and I ice it with confectioner's sugar dissolved in a little water and almond extract and drizled over the top. I make it for both my Mom (vegan) and Mother-in law (celiac) on special occasions by using a mixture of tapioca flour, rice flour and potato flour, and it tastes great! Thanks so much for the recipe, it's become a standard on special occasions!
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Five Spice Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2008
I have made this recipe twice, the second time I doubled it because the first ones went so fast! I made 21 muffins and a 9x13 cake. I plan to ice the cake with cream cheese icing. The only changes I made were to the spices. I left out the coriander and added more of the others, mostly cinnamon, but allspice and cloves as well. I also substituted the seeds for rasins (personal preference) and it worked really well. I'll definately be making this a LOT! Great recipe for zucchini, mostly because I have so many to use!!
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Irish Potato Candy

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2008
These are so cute! They really look like potatoes, even after you bite into them the inside looks like a potato too LOL! These were super easy to make with my stand mixture, even with very cold butter. These are gluten free too, provided you make sure the coconut and the icing sugar is a reliable brand. I ran out of coconut, so I pounded some almonds into a chunky powder and it seemed to work well too, nice crunchy bits added to the "potato" nature without compromising taste. Great recipe! Will definately make again, I plan to use these as stocking stuffers this year.
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Avocado Salsa

Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2008
This was really great salsa.. it was gone right away. The only thing I would caution people about is to use barely under-ripe avocadoes. If you use the nice soft ones, this dish will go to mush right away. The avocado I used, because it was still firm-ish (not rock hard though! ew!) maintained it's integrity and was a great addition. I wound up cutting this recipe in half for a group of 4 dedicated salsa/guacamole eaters. Thanks so much!
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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2008
Wow... SO easy and SO decadent. I made around 18 dozen of them... all different kinds. Each batch (1 brick cream cheese, 2 cups icing sugar, 2 cups *dry measure* melted chocolate chips) yeilded almost 4 dozen 1 1/2 tsp-sized balls. I flavored them with coconut, orange, peppermint, and almond extracts, one batch I used 2 tsp instant coffee, and I rolled them in vanilla sugar, coconut, crushed candycanes, icing sugar, crushed almonds, and sliced almonds... some I dipped in melted chocolate chips and topped with candied fruit, I got some really neat teeny tiny cups from the dollar store, and some metal tins as well. Each tin held 12-16 truffles, so they were perfect! This recipe is gluten free, so it was great to make for my mother-in law, I made a batch with white chocolate for my husband (can't have caffeine) it was perfect for everyone! The coffee ones rolled in vanilla sugar were the biggest hit. I will DEFINATELY be making these again. Here are some tips. 1) Make sure your mix is COLD before you try to roll it. I found mine needed to be in the fridge overnight if I didn't want to keep sticking it in the fridge every 12 balls. 2) Use a melon-baller or round metal measuring spoon (1tsp) to make the balls uniform 3) FREEZE the balls you want to dip in melted chocolate and use a toothpick to dip them, then twist the toothpick out when you put them on parchment paper. 4) Use a tiny bit of shortening (1/2 tsp per 2 cups) in your melted chocolate chips to avoid a "hazy" chocol
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